Virtual Consults are available for $25/hr to cover questions regarding sleep, feeding, and care of your newborn!

Postpartum Packages:

New Parents Education Package $400 (12 hours) is designed for those who have good support at home from spouse or family, but want a periodic check in to work on breastfeeding, sleep expectations and safe sleep, newborn care, mom’s recovery, soothing strategies, baby-wearing, developmental expectations and milestones, introducing bottles/pumping/returning to work, returning to “normal life”, and coping with family and relationship changes.

Comprehensive Postpartum Care Package $1200 (40 hours) is designed for those who need more regular care after spouses/family have left or returned to work. This usually includes several visits a week (2-6 hours at a time) to help with everything listed above as well as day to day help with light household tasks (dishes, laundry), care for your baby/older children so you can care for yourself (shower, eat, sleep), help with errands, groceries, and simple meal prep. I am also able to work more closely with families who are having trouble adjusting to new life with a baby, dealing with postpartum emotions, and overall life changes.

Breastfeeding Education Visit $75 (1.5-2 hours) is for those needing breastfeeding assistance. I can help with learning proper latch, comfortable breastfeeding positions, feeding expectations, helping you know your baby is getting enough milk, assessing weight gain and other potential problems. I can also help with bottle introduction and how to use your pump effectively as well as milk storage guidelines.

I also offer my Postpartum Services on a week to week basis at an hourly rate of $35/hr.

Postpartum Visit

A Postpartum Visit checking on Mom and Baby

“I don’t think I can ever thank Shelley enough. She was postpartum doula for me after my 2nd child. After coming back from the hospital, my husband and I was completely exhausted from taking care of the newborn, looking after our kindergartener and running the household. Shelley helped us in so many areas – newborn care and breastfeeding guidance, fixing our sleep schedules, help with household chores, quality time with our older kid – to name a few. She’s very friendly, a great listener and gave me sage advises when I asked. I even learned quite a few cooking tricks from her :-)! I’m eternally grateful to her and I’m certain that it would have taken me a much longer time to recover without her support and guidance. I highly recommend any new parents to get her support.”   –Nabila, mom to Nashita and Reina

My Birth Doula Services

After 25 years of labor support, I’ve decided to retire from attending births!

My years of experience in the field is now being focused exclusively on childbirth classes and postpartum care.

 

 

 

Does a doula really make a difference?
Families report having a postpartum doula improved breastfeeding outcomes, increased their confidence as parents, helped them get better sleep, and improved their emotions, including reducing symptoms of depression and anxiety.